Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Road Trip Blog Tour

It's time for the Road Trip Blog Tour 
with Kelly Panacci 
for Riley Blake Designs!!!

Kelly Panacci's grandson could not be any 
cuter in his owl knitted hat 
set against a camping background. 
If you would like to see more of 
Kelly's inspiration for this 
cute camping line 
please check out her website here 
to read her story! 

The colors and prints in this Road Trip Fabric 
are rich and wonderful!
Rich greens, blues and reds with a pop of aqua 
bring all the cute campers and animals to life!!!

Kelly challenged us all to come up with something 
that we would take along on a road trip.
Of course, I can't go any where without a bag.
(LOL... so far everyone on the blog tour has needed a bag)
I first made a bag with 2 1/2" squares 
so I could show off all the cute designs that Kelly created. 
I was able to fussy cut the small prints for each 2 1/2" square.
Each square was sewn together into 
rows of 5 across and 10 down. 
I quilted the squares 1/4" inside the 
seam on my sewing machine.
Once the squares were sewn together 
I stitched the sides then boxed the bottom.
The lining was made exactly the same. 
There is a casing at the top where the cording is threaded through.
Super easy and a great way to carry extra supplies or your lunch!

The pockets on the outside of the large bag are 1 1/2" strips sewn together to create a log cabin block. The center of the log cabin block is a 2 1/2" fussy cut square to show of the cute animals and campers in this fabric line.

I loved using the Flex-Foam Sew-In made by Pellon. 
It is lightweight and long lasting for flexibility and 
doesn't leave wrinkles in your fabric. 
It gives your bag a wonderful, finished, clean look.

It's fun to be able to see how large 
this bag is with comparison to an adult. 
It's a fabulous travel size that will 
just about carry everything 
you need for an overnight stay.

The fun tassel which hangs from the handle of the bag is made from a spool with some 1/4" binding wrapped around the spool and finished with a antique button at the front. There is a piece of fabric threaded through the middle and pieces of torn fabric tied and hanging from the bottom.

Kelly thank you so much for letting me be part of your 
Road Trip Blog Tour. 
I had so much playing with the amazing colors 
and fun whimsical designs you created. 
With the scraps I have left 
I want to make a few more cosmetic bags 
to organize inside my larger bag. 
You can never have enough bags!!!

Thank you for joining me for the Road Trip Blog Tour.
A special thanks to Kelly for inviting me to play with her
 beautiful fabric!!!
You can see more of this fabric line here 

Hopefully you feel inspired to go 
and sew something fun today!

Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox

Check out the designers below to see their fun Road Trip projects!

ROAD TRIP Mini Blog Tour and Give-Aways

 Nov. 3 - Kelly Panacci Inc.
Nov. 15 - Carla Peicheff

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Doll Fabric Blog Tour

Doll Fabric
designed by See Kate Sew for 

The ever so talented Kate from See Kate Sew has 
designed this very cute panel 
which includes a girl doll and a boy doll 
with a few fun accessories. 

 I loved how easy the instructions were and 
how simple the panel was to sew.
The hardest part was stuffing them... 
FYI if you put a good movie on...
you can get everything stuffed very quickly.

The dolls have an extra large head with a skinny body 
which makes it so easy for children to hold on to.

The clothing is already printed on the panels.
 The only separate piece of clothing 
to sew is the little girls skirt and hair bows.

Look how cute the boy doll is!!!

The ice-cream cone is one of the fun accessories!

The panel and all the coordinating pieces can be found 
here at Riley Blake Designs.
Thanks for stopping by to see these 
adorable fabric dolls by Kate.
You can purchase this cute panel 
and other coordinating fabrics 
at your favorite fabric shop.

Happy Sewing!!!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Wistful Winds Blog Tour

What is not to LOVE about these gorgeous colors 
and beautiful designs by 
Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs.
I am thrilled to be part of the
Wistful Winds Blog Tour!

I Love the bright yellows, hot pinks, vibrant reds, 
calming aquas and warm oranges with a hint of green.
They are yummy and inspire one to create!!!

It was so hard to choose a project but 
Shari requested something very girly.
As you know I Love everything about girls and 
especially pretty things that girls wear!

The triangle pouch above was inspired by a spoonful of sugar 
and you can find their tutorial here.
I made this cute triangle pouch for "lala's" lipstick.

This is the "Sunny Dress" pattern by my 
pattern company called Butterfly Kisses
I Love this pattern because it can 
showcase many colors and prints from the 
Wistful Winds 
fabric collection.

When I designed this pinafore pattern many years ago 
I needed something that would showcase a variety of fabrics.
This pattern worked perfectly:)

My cute grand daughter is modeling this sweet pinafore... 
she can't wait to eat her cupcake.

Shari's colors and designs from Wistful Winds 
blend together so well. 
There are beautiful florals, sweet dots, 
bold stripes,tone on tone patterns, 
and a few geometric prints
 to help give this fabric line a modern vibe.

You can see we were lucky to capture one of those beautiful 
fall days up American Fork Canyon in Utah.

The sun is still shining and there is a slight breeze in the air.


There is nothing better than a picnic up the 
canyon...listening to the running water 
and taking in the gorgeous scenery.

         Thank you so much for joining me in celebrating the
debut of Wistful Winds.
You can purchase all these beautiful fabrics from
your local quilt store.
You can also view the whole fabric line 
here at Riley Blake Designs.
Thank you Shari for letting me be part of your 
beautiful story!!!

Below are the many designers involved in this tour.
Please check them out to see their amazing creations.

Happy Sewing!!!
Jina xox

October 3rd:
Amy Sinibaldi –
Kristyne Czepuryk –
October 4th:
Amanda Niederhauser –
October 5th:
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones –
Christine Cook –
October 6th:
Elea Lutz –
Jodie Carleton –
October 7th:
Jina Barney –
October 10th:
Elizabeth Evans –
Kimberly Bourne –
October 11th:
Jemima Flendt –
Nadra Ridgeway –
October 12th:
October 13th:
Angie Wilson –
Deanna Wall –
October 14th:
Melissa Mortenson –
Jessica Stewart –
Gwen Sager -

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Knock on Wood Blog Tour

Today is my turn on the blog tour for Deena Rutter's 
new fabric collection called "Knock on Wood."
The inspiration for this modern fabric collection 
was Deena's teenage boys.
I was super excited when Deena asked me 
to show these boy prints in a feminine way.

It was so hard to decide which prints to use. 
I chose 3 prints. 
The cream plus sign, the blue dot and the gray stripe.
Then I chose Billie's Best Dress Pattern

I love the low volume prints with the pop of blue.
The blue is mixed with a pinch of teal and a pinch of gray.
It has that deep dark ocean blue color that is just yummy:)

You can find the whole collection of fabrics 
here on Riley Blake Designs website.
Ask your local quilt shop if they carry "Knock on Wood" 
and they can show you the whole collection.

Knock on Wood by color Riley Blake

I love Amy from diaryofaquilter photo of the whole collection.
It gives a great feel for the colors and prints in this 
modern fabric collection.

My precious granddaughter, Nahla, 
loves to model!
She has the perfect moves 
and the looks on her face are priceless.

Isn't she so adorable!

The designs on these fabrics have a hand drawn look and feel.
They are small in scale and very easy to work with.

I added one more layer of underskirt 
to the Billie's Best Dress pattern so I could show off 
the cute stripe in this Knock on Wood collection.
The stripes are uneven and crooked, 
which give this design it's modern flare.

Up close you can see the funky, uneven plus sign design. 
It's my favorite piece in this collection.

This pattern has no buttons or zippers. 
It has a tie in the back. Super easy!

I enjoyed sharing my love of sewing and fabric!!! 
If you want to check out the other wonderful designers 
and their projects see the list below. 
Their projects are amazing!!!

Thanks so much Deena and Jennifer for 
including me in this fun blog tour!

  Happy Sewing!

Jina xox

Deena Rutter
Diary of a Quilter
Stitched Quilting Co.
Jina Barney Designz
Jedi Craft Girl
Deena Rutter

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bittersweet Blog Tour

It has been so fun to see all the amazing projects 
that have been created using 
Sue Daley's Bittersweet fabric line!!!
I feel privileged to be part of the
Bittersweet Blog Tour.

Sue Daley has created beautiful designs with a brilliant, 
colorful, youthful, inspiring and fun color palette.
Bittersweet can be purchased here at Riley Blake Designs.

My favorite part about working with Bittersweet was the amount of design and color you can cut in a small piece. That's why I chose to do a mini churn dash block which measures 3" when finished. 

This new quilt pattern using Bittersweet is called "Prosperity".
The pattern will be available through 
Butterfly Kisses Pattern Company 
and is available at your local quilt shop.

This is the quilt center where you can see 
how tiny the 3" blocks are.

I used the gold swiss dot for the background fabric.

Needle turn applique is one of my 
favorite methods to applique. 
I added lots of borders with appliqued 
flowers, leaves and vines.

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I love using Sue Daley's glue pen and needles 
for my applique which you can also 
purchase at Riley Blake Designs 
or through Sue at Patchwork with Busyfingers.

I love how the rich charcoal and white stripe seems to ground all the bright and bold colors in this Bittersweet fabric line!

I even used the charcoal stripe for the binding cut on the bias.

The quilt finishes about 59" square.

I took a lot of photos trying to find the perfect 
photo for my pattern cover.

I'm only showing a few of the many that were taken...LOL

Thank you so much to Sue Daley and Riley Blake Designs 
for letting me be part of this 
Bittersweet Blog Tour  
with all the amazing designers below. 

You can see what they have created by clicking each link below.

Happy Sewing!!!

Jina xox

Below are the designers involved in the Bittersweet Blog Hop:
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Riley Blake Designs
Sue Daley
Amanda Herring - US
Anorina Morris
Carrie B
Sedef Imer
Marissa Rae Gun - US
Sharon Burgess
Deanne Coombes
Peta Peace
Pauline McArthur
Keera Job
Alison Von Bibra
Lorraine Lovell
Leonie Bateman
Leanne Ivanoff
Jina Barney - US